Academic Activities of Geography Department 2017-18 odd semester
Inaugural function, 2017-18
Glimpses of Inaugural Function
Figure: Capture moments of Inauguration, attendance, oath and lecture by Dr. Pankaj Kumar.
EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP OF ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE
The Department of Geography organised educational field trips to Arravali and Yamuna Biodiversity Park for the Environmental Studies, which was conducted on 25th & 26th September and 28th October as part of the syllabus. The trip were organised for three different days for three groups of students, where first two groups visited to Yamuna Biodiversity Park, an area of approximately 457 acres near Wazirabad village in north part of Delhi . A group of students visited to Arravali Biodiversity Park, an area of 692 acres near Vasant Kunj in south Delhi, which is situated on the oldest Arravali mountain of India. The aim of this visit was to promote the education and training on environmental awareness and conservation process of nature. During their visit to the park, students were interacted with various sections and zones of the park focussing on the natural conservation, regeneration and heterogeneity of plants and animals with the help of experts and local working people. The students visited all major components of the visitor zone; i.e. ‘conservatory of medicinal plants', ‘butterfly garden', ‘rangelands', ‘sacred grove', ‘acacia woodland', ‘migratory ducks’ wetland', ‘resident ducks’ wetland’, ‘conservatory of fruit-yielding species, poly house, net house, bamboo bridge and herbal garden, etc. The visit of these parks offered a wide range of opportunities for students to learn and aware themselves towards importance of nature and it’s adaptability with the growth of human civilization. There trips also helped them in terms of understanding the different biodiversity and species of flora and fauna along with indigenous species of plants and animals and of aquatic life. Groups were led through the park on a predetermined nature trail and this is a location where education on environment, sustainable development and conservation is being imparted at a primary, secondary and tertiary level.
Glimpses of Environmental Trips:
Fig.2 Our Guest is giving marks to the participants in the Photography and Slogan writing competition